Butch Leitz Photography
Butch is an amazing photographer, whose use of saturated color is simply stunning. This photo is from Vivian's "Dia de los...Hell!" performance, a tribute to New Mexico's rich Hispanic culture, in particular the Dia de los Muertos yearly celebration. The piece is set to the Squirrel Nut Zipper's song "Hell". Image captured during the Peaks and Pasties "Jackets Required" show at Stargazers Theater in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Broken Glass Photography
Another image captured from the Peaks and Pasties "Jackets Required" show, but this time from the skilled hands of Broken Glass Photography's Anthony Graham. The crisp lines and stark beauty of black and white photography is well illustrated here in this gorgeous image.
Alex Rimorin is a favored photographer from Colorado, whose flashless photography creates a striking imagery of bodies emerging from the velvet darkness. A fixture at Colorado shows, Alex has recently taken to traveling to New Mexico to film Albuquerque burlesque performers, as well as those in Santa Fe. Find this incredible artist on Facebook, and at www.coloradoburlesque.com.
Pink Kitty Studios
The following images were taken by Adrienne of Pink Kitty Studios in Colorado Springs, Co. Adrienne is an incredibly skilled photographer with an exceptional eye for pinup and retro-styled posing. She can coax out the most difficult positioning from her models and make it appear as though the resulting picture was effortless. She is very highly recommended, as are all of the Pink Kitty locations.
Aajibah' Belle Daniel-Davila
Aajibah', or Ungie, as she's known to friends and family, is an up-and-coming photographer who prefers to shoot with film-loaded cameras rather than digital. This sampling of her Albuquerque burlesque series, shot this past fall at a Mid Century gas station near downtown, were the inspiration for the tagline "The Showgirl of the Southwest". You can find Ungie tooling around her online Rockabilly magazine at www.lalocamagazine.com, and at hot rod events around town.
B Johnson Photography
The stark beauty of black and white photography is evident again in this incredible image from B Johnson Photography. This image was captured during the "Once Upon a Time...In Bed" show created by Santa Fe's premier burlesque troupe, Zircus Erotique. It is the first in a set of highly anticipated images soon to come.
Bruce McIntosh Photography
This next series of photos showcases the live-action photography of Bruce McIntosh. Bruce films frequently with the Gilded Cage and Zircus Erotique families here in Albuquerque and Santa Fe, working his magic to coax wonderful imagery out of notoriously dim bar lighting. Always kind, always reliable, and quite intrepid when it comes to braving the elements in this mountain region, Bruce is a welcome member of the quirky New Mexico burlesque community. Find him on Facebook today!
A delightful photographer, and a hell of a pastie creator, Cookie Fortune has a knack for vibrant color photography. Her photo sessions are always full of fun and laughter, and she has a knack for bringing out the playful side of her subjects. With an eye for detail and a deep respect for her models, she makes every photo a treasure.
Aveda Hair Fashion Show
This is a wonderful shot captured at the Mark Pardo Aveda Hair Fashion Show, a benefit for the Make A Wish Foundation held at the Hard Rock Casino just south of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Unfortunately, the photographers name is currently among the missing. if you have information on the event photographer for that particular show, we would be very grateful to receive it, thus properly crediting this stunning shot.
Angela Kane shot this series of photos during the Colorado Burlesque fest, which ran July 7-10, 2011. The photos are rich with color, and capture the whirling motion of burlesque with ease. I hope to see a lot more of Angela at burlesque shows in the future! Look her up online at Kane Photography...find her, friend her, love her!